Legendary singer Kate Bush has asked fans attending her string of upcoming London concerts not to take videos or photos on their mobile phones – saying she wants to connect with the people in the audience and not the technology.

The 22 date run which begins on August 26th sold out of tickets within 15 minutes in March, and will be Bush’s first run of gigs since 1979.

Preparations for the shows are reportedly going well, and the the relatively intimate surroundings have given cause for the singer to make her ‘no pictures or videos’ request – although she herself admits she may be fighting a losing battle.